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No one is leading

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Message Mark A. Goldman

The American people have no one leading the charge for the restoration of the Constitution and the rule of law.

My point is not that too few Americans are engaged and energized in doing good things, but simply that there is no individual who is leading… no one with enough credibility and support to challenge the status quo… no one with whom you and a great many others will stand and fight under that person's leadership.

Actually there is someone who has the stature and credibility to lead the charge and that person has offered to do so. What is lacking, apparently, are enough citizens who are committed to the one cause that is central to our survival as a nation.

Vying for political leadership are the two principal nominees hoping to be the Democratic candidate for President of the United States. And there’s also the Presidential candidate for the Republicans. But none of these candidates have made the ongoing perpetration of crimes — against the American people, our Constitution, and the rule of law — an issue or a cause worth fighting for.

The only candidate of national prominence who is doing that is Ralph Nader. We have a leader, but apparently not enough constituents want him to be their spokesman. To me it looks like the folks who should be Nader’s natural constituents have been talked out of their courage and their commitment by the main stream media, the treasonous political parties, and their elected officials — those traitors who have forgotten their oaths of office and have allowed the Constitution to be so denigrated.

One issue in the next election that’s been addressed is the ending of the war in Iraq. But on close inspection we see that that, in and of itself, is a bogus issue. The real issue is whether we are going to recognize the illegitimacy of the war, the crimes that were committed to instigate the war, and the ongoing crimes against the Constitution and innocent people here and abroad in the administration of the war.  The war itself was a direct attack on the Constitution and the American people... and of course on the people of Iraq and Afghanistan. 

The real issue is whether we are a nation of laws… whether we believe in the rule of law… or have we simply given up on the American Experiment and the Constitution itself. If we acknowledge that the war itself was illegal, that crimes were committed in its execution, then it will follow that we must end the war and seek justice in its resolution.

But just talking about ending the war and bringing our troops home, without addressing the shredding of the Constitution and the rule of law is a betrayal of every American and every soldier who ever fought in this war or any other. Are we going to be a Constitutional republic going forward or are we no longer going to try to be the America that was originally conceived into being?

Beyond the war and its illegality, are the following travesties that need to be addressed:

  1. the illegitimate elections that fraudulently put criminals in charge of our government.
  2. the ongoing destruction of government itself by the purposeful evisceration of nearly every oversight function of government. Lies permeate government offices everywhere. That’s why the economy is failing, why we have no energy policy, why our educational system is behind the rest of the world, why all citizens do not have access to affordable health care, why our food supply is at risk, why our children are at risk when they play with toys, why our infrastructure is in a state of decay, why inflation is stealing from every paycheck, why the over-bloated military industrial complex is bankrupting our country, why Congress no longer works as a body representing real people, and the list goes on and on and on.

This is a failure of vision and courage on the part of most Americans… including, most importantly, those who now clearly recognize how our nation is crumbling on so many fronts.

I say to you, that if you refuse to find and stand with a leader who is willing and able to address these issues, you are surrendering your rights and your freedoms and your happiness and your children and your grandchildren… to the enemies of truth and decency.

I say to you lead by following… find someone who knows what to fight for and is willing to fight for it… and stand with that person… or be prepared to lose a few of life's most precious gifts.


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Mark A. Goldman is an author, financial planner and was a candidate for president of the United States in 2008 and 2012. His new book called "Starting Over" is available for download free as a pdf file at this address: (more...)

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